The Civil Service has reported a 7.8% mean gender pay gap for 2021, a decrease from 9.3% the previous year.
Its median and mean bonus gender pay gaps for 2021 stood at 40.5% and 29.3%, respectively, increasing from 17.4% and 24.6% in 2020. A higher proportion of women (70.8%) received a bonus compared with men (69.8%), widening from 64.2% and 59.2% in 2020.
Gender pay gap
The Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate reported the largest gender pay gap, with a 27.6% difference in average salary between men and women, while the Food Standards Agency has the lowest, with the average salary for women sitting at £3,410 more than men’s.
At the most senior level of the Civil Service, men earned an average salary of £92,520 in 2021, while women earned £88,270.
Women were found to be under-represented in the highest pay quartile, at 46.5% compared to 53.5%, and overrepresented in the lowest pay quartile, at 59.8% compared to 40.2%.
More than half (54.2%) of employees at the Civil Service were women, up from 53.8% in 2020.
Overall, 14.3% of staff were from an ethnic minority background, an increase from 13.2% in 2020, and 13.6% declared that they have a disability, up from 12.8% in 2020.
A Cabinet Office spokesperson said: “[These] statistics show a welcome increase in diversity amongst civil servants and a narrowing in the median and mean gender pay gap.
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